Interesting Article about Duke Summer Program

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<p>Check it out...very sketchy!</p>

<p>I went to the program (but took a different class) during that session and know many of the kids who sent the letters in. I actually didn't evern know that they were writing the letters until after I got home and my friend sent me a link to one of the earlier news articles. Laura has been featured in many articles, but most make it sound as if she was an American student saying that she was writing from England. Although she definitely doesn't have a teenage daughter, she is English and was visiting the program as a sort of exchange student. Also, I think that the fact that the class got all of the letters published shows more of the quality of the program than the mere fact than the "lack of ethics" that Feyer attacks the program with. I have gained a great deal of knowledge from my years studying at the Duke TiP program.</p>

<p>The link doesn't work, but i was interested, as know several who attended TIP</p>

<p>Try this link: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It seems like a good assignment. Usding home town addresses would be fine; I think its crossing the line to use fake names.</p>

<p>Except for the use of pseudonyms to disguise the fact that students already had had letters published, I don't think using hometown addresses is unethical. The students were in a 3-week program at Duke. Using a Durham address would have suggested to readers that the students were permanent Durham residents. It might have been best to make a mention that the writers were at TIP, but I think the NYT editor is making a mountain of a molehill.</p>